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Old Town, Yazd

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Discover the narrow, labyrinthine alleyways of Old Town, one of the oldest settlements in the world, famed for its historic Persian-style buildings and Zoroastrian temples. The remote town boasts thousands of years of history and includes well-preserved underground lanes and mud-brick structures suited to the area's desert climate. Admire the mosques and temples, browse the silk and handicraft shops, or sample the pastries and nougat sweets that make this city a huge draw for choosy food lovers. Use our Yazd trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Old Town and other attractions in Yazd.
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Yazd offers visitors plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation, with hotels and guesthouses mostly scattered around the streets that make up the Old Town. For an authentic experience, you can choose one of the increasingly popular hotels situated in converted traditional houses. Designed in a typical Persian style, the lodgings boast peaceful courtyards, where you can hang out and sample local drinks and dishes. The traditional hotels usually offer both private and dormitory style rooms, while a couple of affordable modern hotels provide cozy, clean rooms, free wifi, and other basic amenities.
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  • Here I have seen several times and last month I was toured by Eisa. He is quite knowledgeable, very flexible and charming to show you around. Apparently you can visit all the alleys and streets but wi...  more »
  • We were there during Ramadan late in the afternoon but much was closed. Nevertheles it allowed us to walk up to Jameh mosk through the small streets. It feels like you go back in time and gives you a ...  more »
  • You feel as if you are going back in time. These narrow streets where constructed to maximise shade and wind flow.  more »